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Posted on: January 9, 2017

City Council meeting agenda amended for Jan. 10

A change has been made to this week’s City Council meeting agenda. Council meets in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at City Hall.

The first reading for items 5 and 6 on the agenda – both involving proposed zoning changes on C...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Dept. of Public Works hiring truck drivers

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Come join our team! 

The City’s Public Works Department has open Sanitation Truck Driver positions. The job pays $16.35/hour or higher, depending on experience. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, State Retirement, a 401K and...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Business leaders invited to town meeting

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Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler wants to talk shop with the city’s business community.

The Mayor is inviting Goose Creek business owners and business leaders to a town meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at City Hall. On the agenda is a disc...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

City releases holiday trash pick-up dates for 2017

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The City of Goose Creek Department of Public Works has released its trash pick-up schedule for all 2017 holidays, beginning with the upcoming New Year’s Day holiday, observed on Monday. For that holiday, if your collection day is Monday, Jan. 2,...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

GCFD grant provides smoke detectors to residents

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The Goose Creek Fire Department has a resolution for 2017: Smoke detectors in every home. Thanks to a recent grant, that resolution will come closer to reality.

This past summer, the GCFD applied for ServiceMaster of Charleston’s Smoke Detector G...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Volunteer sought for Recreation Commission opening

A volunteer from the community is being sought to fill a current opening on the Goose Creek Recreation Commission.

The commission is comprised of seven members who volunteer their time to ensure that the city’s recreational activities meet the ne...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Seven selected for Cultural Arts Commission

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Goose Creek City Council voted unanimously to appoint seven residents to serve on the city’s newly-formed Cultural Arts Commission. Council met in regular session on Dec. 13 at City Hall.

The commission’s purpose is to create new ways to bring the arts int...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Community invited to Grinch-themed hayride Dec. 9

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Residents are invited to bundle up and come enjoy a hayride around the lake, marshmallow roasting, cookie decorating and other Christmas fun – including a chance to meet the Grinch – on Friday, Dec. 9.

Goose Creek Recreation’s Grinch-...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Lakeside Light Display opening night Dec. 1



Everyone is invited to opening night for the City of Goose Creek’s Lakeside Light Display on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. behind the Municipal Center. The event is free.

The festive night includes live music, cookies and hot cocoa, holiday craf...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

History lecture attendees thank Mayor with plaque

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Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler’s final history lecture of 2016 ended with a special presentation on Nov. 17 at City Hall.

Several attendees surprised the Mayor with a plaque of appreciation “for your 10 years of educating our community through you...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

City’s new gymnastics coach excited about future

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Stacey Croston was 10 years old when a visit to a friend’s house changed her life forever.

The two girls’ afternoon included a spirited gymnastics session in the backyard. And while neither had any training, their homemade moves – especially Stacey’s –...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Work at site of new water tank set for early morning Nov. 8

Residences near the construction site of the city’s new water tank may be impacted by work on the tank early next Tuesday morning (Nov. 8). The contractor has completed driving the piles and preparing the site for the installation of the foundation for th...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

City Council breaks ground for new Activity Center

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A sparkling, 35,000-square-foot Activity Center will soon be a reality in Goose Creek, as City Council members held a groundbreaking ceremony for its construction on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The building will connect to the existing Community Center via a c...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

City mourns loss of longtime volunteer

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The City of Goose Creek has lost a lifelong public servant who always put others ahead of herself.

Nancy Trevino, a member of the Goose Creek Recreation Commission for over 30 years, died on Monday, Oct. 10. She was 78.

The current vice chairman of...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Fall Festival rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22

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The 2016 Goose Creek Fall Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Municipal Center in Goose Creek, behind City Hall.

The threat of Hurricane Matthew, in addition to a rainy forecast, led to the p...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Fall newsletter available for residents

The Fall 2016 Goose Creek Community Newsletter has been mailed to residents, and is also available online. Extra copies of the newsletter, which includes a four-page Recreation Guide, are also available at City Hall.

Click the link below to view or dow...Read on...

2016 Fall Newsletter
Posted on: September 15, 2016

City honors Stratford softball team

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Stratford High School’s state champion softball team was honored at the Sept. 13 Goose Creek City Council meeting.

Mayor Pro Tem Mark Phillips read a resolution in the team’s honor, and council voted unanimously for its adoption.

The resolution rec...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Mayor’s history lectures return in October

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The City of Goose Creek’s unique history will be told this fall, as Mayor Michael Heitzler’s popular historical lecture series returns in October.

The free lecture series – “Goose Creek Backyard History” – will be held at City Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. eve...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

City mourns passing of former police chief


Former Goose Creek Chief of Police Richard “Rick” Ruonala has passed away. Chief Ruonala played a crucial role in the police department's history, serving from January 1980 to April 1989. Goose Creek Police Chief Harvey Becker offered the following: "...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

City warns residents of telephone scams

Beware of callers asking for personal information over the telephone. That is the message being shared by the City of Goose Creek, after a number of recent reports from concerned citizens.

Several telephone scams have been reported, including one whose...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

BCWS provides recycling update to City residents

This information has been provided to the City of Goose Creek from Berkeley County Water & Sewer:

It has been reported in the local media over the past few weeks that recycling has been a difficult issue for local governments to manage. Fortunately...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

GCPD’s Hart named 2016 Employee of the Year

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What is Goose Creek PFC Justin Hart’s best quality?

That’s a tough one.

Perhaps it is the lawman’s devotion to his community – a community he not only serves, but of which he himself is an integral part.

Perhaps it is his character; in the word...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

City celebrates its top employees of 2016

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The City of Goose Creek celebrated its best and brightest employees at the Aug. 9 City Council meeting.

In addition to PFC Justin Hart capturing the city-wide Employee of the Year honor, every city department named its top employee. Mayor Michael Heit...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Mayor declares ‘Knights of Columbus Family Week’

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Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed Aug. 8-14 “Knights of Columbus Family Week” in Goose Creek.

Knights of Columbus Council 11991 members and supporters, including Deputy Grand Knight Jim Kelly and Family Director Frank Bautista, joined Mayor Heitzle...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Crowfield Golf Club enjoys ‘incredible three days’

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It was an exciting time at Crowfield Golf Club this week, as 157 of the nation’s most talented young golfers competed in the fourth annual U.S. Kids Golf Carolinas State Invitational. The tournament began with a practice round on Monday, and concluded on ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Carolinas State Invitational golf tournament coming to Crowfield

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Some of the best young golfers in the nation are coming to Goose Creek. The City of Goose Creek’s Crowfield Golf Club is hosting the fourth annual U.S. Kids Golf Carolinas State Invitational, to be held June 28-29. A practice round will take place on Mond...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Broom named City Administrator effective Aug. 2

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The City of Goose Creek will soon have a new City Administrator: Goose Creek City Council voted unanimously at its June 14 meeting to appoint Jake Broom to the position effective Aug. 2. Broom, 31, will take the place of veteran City Administrator Dennis ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Harmon receives Order of the Silver Crescent

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Goose Creek City Administrator Dennis Harmon has been awarded The Order of the Silver Crescent by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Harmon, who is retiring on Aug. 1 after 38 years as Goose Creek City Administrator, was presented the award by Rep. Joe Dani...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

14 firefighters take oath, 9 promoted at celebration

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Wednesday, April 13 was a night of celebration for the Goose Creek Fire Department. The sparkling new Fire Station 3 on Old Moncks Corner Road was the setting as family, friends and supporters of the GCFD gathered for a swearing-in of 14 new firefighters....

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Goose Creek elects 3 to City Council

Three new City Council members have been elected in Goose Creek. In unofficial results, Kevin Condon, Brandon Cox and Greg Habib were the top three finishers in Tuesday’s election. Condon and Cox finished with 772 votes apiece, while Habib finished with 7...

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Posted on: February 26, 2016

Mayor honors retiring Goose Creek librarian


A lifetime of “loyal commitment and unwavering service” is being honored this weekend, as Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed Saturday, Feb. 27 as Madelyne Spann Appreciation Day in Goose Creek. Mayor Heitzler signed the proclamation Friday ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

Mayor proclaims Black History Month in Goose Creek

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As members of the local NAACP looked on, Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler officially proclaimed February 2016 as Black History Month in the City of Goose Creek. The proclamation signing ceremony took place Monday morning, Feb. 15, at City Hall. The them...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

City introduces easy ways to pay water bill

Goose Creek is making it easier for residents to pay their water bill. The City is offering paperless billing and an automatic debit option. * Paperless Billing Customers can receive their water bill via email to save paper and receive their bill faster. ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Grainger promoted to GCPD Major, Assistant Chief

John Grainger's wife, Lisa, pins on his new badge at the Jan. 4 ceremony.

Four months after beginning his law enforcement career as a reserve officer, John Grainger received his first promotion. The year was 1993. Grainger lacked experience – but Goose Creek Police Chief Harvey Becker sensed that the young man had the makings o...

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

Grant will fund crucial radio equipment for GCFD

The radios in this Goose Creek Fire Department truck will soon be replaced by 800MHz devices.

The City of Goose Creek Fire Department has been awarded a $179,728 FEMA grant – and the money will be used for a crucial communications upgrade for firefighters. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was awarded to the City in July by the U.S. Department ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Winter Wonderland Special Needs Dance & Daddy Daughter Dance

GC Recreation is now accepting registration for the Winter Wonderland Special Needs Dance- January 27th 6-8 pm and the Daddy Daughter Dance-February 10th 6-8 pm. Both to be held at the GC Community Center. See www.goosecreekrecreation.com for details.